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EPA seeks scientist nominations for Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment peer review panel

On Feb. 24, EPA launched the process to nominate qualified scientists for an external peer review panel that will evaluate EPA’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. The nomination period runs from Feb. 24 to March 9.

Nominees for the peer review panel should have background knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
      Mining, particularly porphyry copper
      Salmon fisheries biology
      Surface, subsurface or watershed hydrology
      Aquatic ecology
      Biogeochemistry
      Seismology
      Ecotoxicology
      Wildlife ecology
      Indigenous Alaskan cultures

An independent contractor will accept nominations online.

      Final peer review panel members will be selected by the contractor
      based upon the following criteria:
      Demonstrated expertise through relevant peer reviewed publications
      Professional accomplishments and recognition by professional
      societies
      Demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively in a
      committee setting
      Absence of financial conflicts of interest
      No actual conflicts of interest or the appearance of bias
      Willingness to commit adequate time for a thorough review of the
      assessment report commencing in late April 2012
      In-person participation at a peer review panel meeting in
      Anchorage, Alaska in August 2012

To submit a nomination, visit this website:
http://www.versar.com/epa/bristolbaynominationform.html

To view the Federal Register Notice, visit:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-24/html/2012-4325.htm

To read EPA's press release announcing the peer review nomination process, visit:
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/names/r10_2012-2-24_bristol_bay_peer_panel


For more information about EPA’s assessment of Bristol Bay, visit:
www.epa.gov/region10/bristolbay

For more information about the EPA peer review process:
http://www.epa.gov/peerreview/

Thank you for your interest in EPA's work in Bristol Bay.  Please send questions to the project team at R10BristolBay@epa.gov

If your organization has a website, please feel free to add a link to our EPA Bristol Bay website:  www.epa.gov/region10/bristolbay

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